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Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees
Southwest agrees to tentative, 4-year contract with customer service employees

Southwest Airlines and the union that represents its customer service workers have agreed to a tentative, new four-year contract, the company announced Wednesday. The terms of the proposed deal were not released. They will be distributed to the roughly 6,000 Southwest employees in the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union in the upcoming weeks for a vote, the Dallas-based airline said. The current contract became amenable in 2012. "I'm hopeful that this tentative agreement is the first of several to come in the near future," Southwest Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven said in a statement. Southwest is the...

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